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CCCS FOOD SERVICES DEPARTMENT 

1130 S. STATE RD.
66 MARENGO, IN 47140 

Sharlyn Johnson
Food Service Director
Phone: 1-812-365-2125
Email: sjohnson@cccs.k12.in.us

Wellness Policy Evaluation 2019-2020

Wellness Policy 2019-2020

Community Eligibility Provision letter 2019-2020

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The school nutrition program is an essential part of the education system, by providing good-tasting, affordable, nutritious meals in pleasant surroundings; we are supporting the learning environment and helping to teach students the value of good nutrition.

The Crawford County Community School Corporation Board of Trustees has an agreement with the Indiana State Department of Education to participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and accepts full responsibility for adhering to the federal and state guidelines and regulations pertaining to this program. The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) requires school food authorities to establish written administrative guidelines and procedures for meal charges.

Crawford County Community Schools will be implementing a new option available to schools participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs called the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) for the 2019-2020 school year. All enrolled students of Crawford County Community Schools are eligible to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at school at no charge each day of the 2019-2020 school year.

The District strongly discourages the charging of a– la carte items, but understands that an occasional need to charge a small amount may occur. Students must have funds available to cover most of the cost of the a– la carte item. Students must establish and maintain a good credit history of making payments on their food service account. Students that repeatedly abuse this policy will no longer be allowed to charge any portion of an a-la-carte item. Parents shall be notified of any negative balance and asked for prompt payment.

A staff member may charge up to $3.65 ( the cost of an adult lunch) as long as they establish and maintain a good credit history of making payments on their food service accounts.

Students who graduate or withdraw from the corporation and have $ 5.00 or more left in their lunch/meal food service account will be notified by food services and given the option to transfer the funds to another student or to receive a refund.

Students who withdraw from the corporation, and have less than $ 5.00 ,will not receive a direct notification. The household can contact Sharlyn Johnson, FSD,at 812-365-2125 to transfer the funds to another student.

If no response is received by the last day of SY2019-2020 for 2019-2020 graduating students or within 90 days of with drawing for withdrawn students, the student’s lunch/meal account will close and the funds will no longer available. Unclaimed remaining balances will be transferred to the donation lunch fund.

Absolutely no charging will be permitted during the month of May in order to bring all accounts current.

THIS INSTITUTION IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROVIDER.


Wellness Committee Members

Michael Key - Superintendent
Sharlyn Johnson- FSD
Christopher Broughton – Teacher P.E / Health (CCHS)
Kevin Milligan – Health Teacher (Middle)
Holly Arkels – Teacher (CCHS)
Kim Allen – High School Nurse
Donna Huff – Elementary Nurse
Lucinda Purcell - Parent
Erin Hammond –Teacher (South)
Keyla Bowen – Teacher (East)
Lisa Streigel – Teacher (West)




Wellness Policy

The Board of School Trustees of Crawford County Community School Corporation supports the health and well-being of our students and staff. Student and staff wellness will be promoted through support, health education and healthy living practices as part of the total learning environment. In accordance with the Healthy Hunger Free Kids act of 2010 the Board adopts the following goals.

I.WELLNESS COUNCIL

In accordance with Indiana Code 20-26-9-18, the school corporation will maintain a Wellness Council that includes at least the following.

Parents/Guardians

Food service director and staff

Student

Health care professional

School administrators

Teachers ( Including PE teacher)

General Public

School Board Members
The Wellness Council shall meet annually to review the Crawford County Community School Corporation Wellness Policy, and to develop an action plan for the coming school year as necessary. The Wellness Council will use an online evaluation tool such as the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, Healthy Schools Program inventory (HSP) to evaluate the corporations Wellness Policy.

II.STANDARDS FOR USDA CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAMS AND SCHOOL MEALS

A.School Meal Content

1.Meals served through the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs will:

Meet, at a minimum, the nutrition requirements established by the USDA for federally funded programs;

Contain 0 percent trans fats;

Offer a variety of fruits and vegetables

2.50% of the grains offered will be whole grain-rich

3.Documented special dietary needs of students with life-threatening conditions will be considered when planning meals or alternatives will be offered as needed.

B.School Meal Participation

1.To the extent possible, schools will utilize methods to serve school breakfast meals that encourage participation.

2.To the extent possible, schools will offer the USDA School Breakfast Program to all students.



III.NUTRITION EDUCATION AND PROMOTION
Nutrition, health, and fitness topics shall be integrated within the health education curriculum and taught at every grade level (K-12) according to the standards of the Indiana Department of Education.

Nutrition Education will be offered in the lunchroom as well as in the classroom through coordination between food service and instructional staff.

Promote whole grains, low/no fat dairy, and increase quantity and variety of fruits and vegetables.

Students in grades K-12 will receive nutrition education to support their adoption of healthy eating behaviors.

Schools will link nutrition education activities with the coordinated school health program.

Kitchen staff will be properly trained in food preparation, reimbursable meal recognition, food safety, sanitation, and portion control. This training will be a part of Kitchen staff meeting their Professional Standards Requirements.

Kitchen personnel will promote nutrition by preparing meals that are appealing and attractive to children, while meeting nutrition standards laid out by the National School Lunch Program.

IV.STANDARDS FOR ALL FOODS AVAILABLE ON THE SCHOOL CAMPUS DURING THE SCHOOL DAY.

The school nutrition program will encourage the consumption of nutrient dense foods.

Schools will comply with the 2010 Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act that applies to all food or beverage item that is sold prior to the start of school and throughout the instructional day that is not part of a federal reimbursed school program.

oSchool cafeteria a la carte

oVending machines

oSchool snack bars/stores

Schools will encourage healthy or non-food treats for classroom celebrations, parties, and snacks.

o The district will have available healthy party ideas for parents and teachers, including non-food celebration ideas. Healthy party ideas are available from theAlliance for a Healthier Generationand from theUSDA.

oPrepackaged foods with ingredient labels will be required. This will allow staff and parents to check ingredients for allergens.



V.FOOD AND BEVERAGE MARKETING IN SCHOOLS
The Crawford County Community School Corporation is committed to providing a school environment that ensures opportunities for all students to practice healthy eating and physical activity behaviors throughout the school day while minimizing commercial distractions. The District strives to teach students how to make informed choices about nutrition, health and physical activity. These efforts will be weakened if students are subjected to advertising on District property that contains messages inconsistent with the health information the District is imparting through nutrition education and health promotion efforts. It is the intent of the District to protect and promote student’s health by permitting advertising and marketing for only those foods and beverages that are permitted to be sold on the school campus, consistent with the District’s wellness policy.

Any foods and beverages marketed or promoted to students on the school campus* during the school day* will meet or exceed the USDA Smart Snacks in School nutrition standards.

Food and beverage marketing is defined as advertising and other promotions in schools. Food and beverage marketing often includes an oral, written, or graphic statements made for the purpose of promoting the sale of a food or beverage product made by the producer, manufacturer, seller or any other entity with a commercial interest in the product. This term includes, but is not limited to the following:

oBrand names, trademarks, logos or tags, except when placed on a physically present food or beverage product or its container.
o Displays, such as on vending machine exteriors
o Corporate brand, logo, name or trademark on school equipment, such as marquees, message boards, scoreboards or backboards (Note: immediate replacement of these items are not required; however, districts will replace or update scoreboards or other durable equipment when existing contracts are up for renewal or to the extent that is in financially possible over time so that items are in compliance with the marketing policy.)
o Corporate brand, logo, name or trademark on cups used for beverage dispensing, menu boards, coolers, trash cans and other food service equipment; as well as on posters, book covers, pupil assignment books or school supplies displayed, distributed, offered or sold by the District.
o Advertisements in school publications or school mailings.
o Free product samples, taste tests or coupons of a product, or free samples displaying advertising of a product.

As the District/school nutrition services/Athletics Department/PTA/PTO reviews existing contracts and considers new contracts, equipment and product purchasing (and replacement) decisions should reflect the applicable marketing guidelines established by the District wellness policy.


VI.PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
The Crawford County Community School Corporation supports the health and well-being of students by promoting physical activity through physical education, recess (K-6), extracurricular activities.
A.Physical Education K-12

Schools will strive to provide daily opportunities for physical activities for students.

The physical education program shall provide a safe environment and equipment to ensure quality education classes for students.
B.Daily Recess and Physical Activity Breaks

Each elementary school shall provide daily physical activity in accordance with Indiana Code 20-30-5-7.5

All elementary students will have at least one period of active recess per day that is at least 20 minutes in length.
C.Extracurricular Physical Activity Opportunities

Students will be given opportunities for physical activity through a range of before-school and/or after school programs including but not limited to, intramurals, interscholastic athletics, and activity clubs.

Schools will encourage parents and Guardians to support their children’s participation in physical activity, to be physically active role models, and to include physical activity in family activities.

Schools will promote lifelong physical activity among students.

VII.OTHER SCHOOL-BASED ACTIVITIES DESIGNED TO PROMOTE STUDENT WELLNESS

The District will provide a clean, safe, enjoyable meal environment for students.

The District encourages all students to participate in school meal programs.

The District will participate in CEP when eligible, which ensures that every student has access to a breakfast and lunch each school day at no cost to the student.

The District will schedule lunch time as near the middle of the day as possible.

The District will ensure that school fundraising during the school day efforts meets Smart Snack Standards.
The superintendent and each building principal or designee shall jointly share the operational responsibility for ensuring the provisions of this policy and its regulations are met. The superintendent will be responsible for reporting to the board on an annual basis the progress of the school corporation in implementing this policy.
The superintendent is also responsible to prepare rules, regulations, and guidelines to implement and support this policy. Such provisions should address all food and beverages sold and /or served to students at schools, including competitive food sales, vending machine items, fund raising activities, and rewards to students. The superintendent should also prepare regulations for staff development, community involvement and program evaluation.

In order to make the Wellness policy available to Students, Parents, Staff, and the Community, Crawford County Community School Corporation will post the Wellness Policy on the corporation’s website. If you are interested in becoming a member of the wellness committee please contact Sharlyn Johnson, sjohnson@cccs.k12.in.us .

Full Nondiscrimination Statement

All publications and handouts mentioning USDA Child Nutrition Programs must contain the following full nondiscrimination statement:


In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.



Community Eligibility Provision

Dear Parent or Guardian:

We are pleased to inform you that Crawford County Community School Corporation will be

Implementing a new option available to schools participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs called the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) for the 2019-2020 school year.

What does this mean for you and your children attending the schools identified above?

Great news for you and your students!

All enrolled students of Crawford County Community School Corporation

are eligible to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at school at no charge to your household each day of the 2019-2020 school year. No further action is required of you. Your child(ren) will be able to participate in these meal programs without having to pay a fee or submit an application.

Sincerely,

Sharlyn Johnson

FSD

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.



CCCS SCHOOL BREAKFAST PROGRAM

TO: Parents/Students of Crawford County Community Schools

Breakfast is an important part and start to your child’s day. Studies have shown that students who regularly consume a healthy breakfast are better focused on their studies, have better or improved test scores, and tend to pay better attention in class.

Crawford County Community Schools proudly participate in the School Breakfast Program along with the National School Lunch Program. Breakfast and lunch are served at each of our school locations:

Crawford County High School, Crawford County Middle School, Crawford County Elementary East,

Crawford County Elementary South, Crawford County Elementary West

All enrolled students of Crawford County Community School Corporation

are eligible to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at school at no charge to your household each day of the 2019-2020 school year. All students are welcome and encouraged to participate on a daily basis.

Daily breakfast menus include fruit and juice choices, variety of whole grain options, and various protein options according to each school’s breakfast menu along with low fat/fat free milk varieties. All foods offered are in compliance with Federal, State and USDA guidelines.

Sincerely,

Sharlyn Johnson

Food Service Director, Crawford County Community School Corporation

This Institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer